Show not tell.

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How can you tell what Elsa and Anna are feeling?

Think about:
* What do they look like?
* What are they doing?
* How are they doing it?

Today we have practised writing sentences where we show the reader what the character is feeling, rather than telling them.

For example, instead of: ‘Anna felt happy’, we can write ‘Anna skipped along merrily, her pigtails bobbing behind her. A huge beam was plastered to her face and her eyes twinkled brightly in the radiant sunshine’.

Class 7 have edited the sentences below to show rather than tell and left them as comments on this blog post. What do you think of them?

  1. Anna was happy.
  2. Anna was scared.
  3. Elsa was furious.
  4. Elsa began to cry.

Monet-inspired landscapes

This half-term we are focusing on landscapes and cityscapes. We looked at some of Monet’s famous paintings and talked about his love of painting his garden. Miss Gardner gave us a masterclass in perspective and we sketched the outline of our scene before using our fingers to paint.

Here are some pieces of our artwork which were inspired by his work and garden:

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What do you like most about our paintings? How do they make you feel? What do you notice about the colours we have chosen?

Class 7’s Volcanic Eruptions.

Today we continued our learning about how volcanoes erupt. We found out that the gas which makes volcanoes erupt is carbon dioxide (CO2). In order to see this for ourselves, we did an experiment. We created a mixture of water, baking powder and washing up liquid and then added vinegar. The vinegar made the mixture erupt!

We learned that the chemical reaction of an acid (the vinegar) being added to the alkali (the baking powder) created CO2 – the same thing which makes a volcano erupt.

Click the video to watch our results:

How does a volcano erupt? 

  

By Kirsten.

What features of an explanation text can you find in Kirsten’s work? Comment them below!

How a Volcano Erupts

By Alfie.

Alfie has used time connectives to help him order the events of a volcano erupting. How many other time connectives can you think of? Comment below!

Chocolate Rocks!

As part of our theme topic we have been learning about rocks. There are 3 types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Today, we demonstrated how each rock is made using chocolate – delicious and scientific!

Adding sediment:IMG_4651

Pressure turns the layers of sediment into sedimentary rock:IMG_4657 IMG_4658

A piece of sedimentary rock:IMG_4673IMG_4670IMG_4669

Applying heat (from our hands) and pressure to change the sedimentary rock into metamorphic rock:IMG_4671IMG_4674

Here is some of the work we wrote afterwards to show what we had learnt:

IMG_4676By Jaiden. IMG_4677By HayleyIMG_4678By Alex

Can you tell Class 7 any more facts about rocks?

Super Subtraction

Last week, we used base 10 to help us to fully understand what happens when we subtract using the column method. We even got to write on the desks using whiteboard pens (shh – don’t tell Mrs Sarginson!) 🙂

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